A recent graduate of The Landmark Forum shares his experience of the program.
Aidan Gillan runs an organic farm in Sligo and is passionate about the sustainability of planet earth.
While participating in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership in Dublin he decided to honour his commitment by initiating a project called ‘Save Our Planet Awards 2013’. The intention of the project is to acknowledge people in the north west of Ireland embracing parts of the Connaught and Ulster provinces.
The project is about acknowledging the people/organisations in our communities who are contributing to the sustainability of our planet in many different ways. You can nominate the people who through their actions show real commitment to the earth as we face major threats from climate change and environmental damage.
Nominees are local heroes making a difference in our world and will be invited along to an Oscar-type awards ceremony taking place in the Clarion Hotel Sligo on August the 11th at 3pm.
For more information or to register, call Landmark’s London Centre tel 00442079692020.
The hotel is situated near the junction of the N7 and the M50. See the map to the left for more details on how to reach the Red Cow Moran Hotel.
‘Ciorcal na mBan’ was created following Andrea Lippert’s project ‘A light in the Dark’ created in the Landmark Education SELP programme.
Ciorcal na mBan – The Circle of the Women
The beginnings – over the last few years I have searched to create a happy and powerful life for myself. I did personal development courses with Landmark Education, took part in Family Constellations. I practice Tai Chi and Meditation and have an interest in Holistic Healing. Working as a tour guide, looking after people and finding out about the history of places showed me in the end it is all about people and their endeavour to have a good life and to make a difference in the world. This made me aware of the spiritual aspects of life as well.
An Ciorcal na mBan – in connection with Tai Chi a few women already got together for a weekly meditation. Looking around me I could see many wonderful women with many talents, many skills, trying to make a good life, like myself. I started thinking about a bigger group of women getting
together to meditate. And from there it was only a short route to think about a circle of women, meeting once a week to meditate. And there is plenty of things we can do from here – walking, art, writing, sports, music. Eventually we will have a website as a forum to exchange information and ideas.
Since Lughnasa, 1st August we are getting together in a beautiful place, a healing centre, which was created by a good friend of mine, a wonderful, inspiring woman and healer who left this world and ‘went back to universe’ early this year.
An Ciorcal na mBan
Catriona McGloin created the following project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme:
The staff of the Hospital, Research Centre and Foundation (at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin) took to the stage of the Red Cow Pavilion, Dublin, on 26th April for the inaugural “Unleashing Crumlin’s Hidden Talent” in an effort to raise funds for the Fix Crumlin campaign.
Over 500 people saw “Thriller” take first prize on a tense audience vote ahead of “Lord of the Dance”, “De Miserables”, “Jedward” and “Top Gun” amongst a long list of performers.
Huge thanks goes to Brenda Ryan, Suzanne Allen, Catriona McGloin, Rachel O’Connor, Orla Callendar, Andrew Pendred, Robert Keogh, our judges, performers and all who helped raise almost €7,000 on the night.
Dungannon resident Brian MacAuley has created ‘Up for Business’ as his project while taking part Landmark Education’s self-expression and leadership programme. Up for Business consists so far of two one-day events for entrepreneurs featuring mentor sessions and professional speakers, one in Coalisland on March 1st, and another in Donaghmore on March 14th.
The event takes the perspective that the negativity surrounding the economy has stopped some entrepreneurs from boldly, confidently following their dreams of creating and expanding their business. Each event has featured 40 advisers and experts in various business disciplines providing 30 minute ‘speed mentoring’ sessions along with public presentations. Watch MacAulery’s video below.
Is iontach é an dea-scéala faoin Imearlann sa Rinn- go mbeidh áis súgartha ag muintir na gaeltachta ar deireadh thiar thall. Is léir go bhfuil muintir na háite ag tarraingt le chéile agus ag tacú leis na himeachtaí atá ar bun chun airgead a bhailiú ar mhaithe leis.
Beidh imeacht eachtrúil ar siúl as seo ‘dtí’n Nollaig. Beidh sláinte an bhradáin ag na rannpháirtithe leis an Slimathon ar siúl arís i dTigh Uí Mhuirithe agus leis an mhaidin siúlóide/reatha ar an gCoinigéar.
Deir Darren Ó Droma , ball choiste na hImearlainne agus stiúrthóir Maidin sa Choinigéar, “ Má nascann tú an dá rud, meáchain a chailliúint diaidh ar ndiaidh agus aclaíocht, tá seans níos fearr ann go mairfidh na torthaí ar dhuine thar ama. Is cuma más siúlóir tú nó reathaí den scoth tú, b’fhiú go mór páirt a ghlacadh sa sraith ar an gCoinigéar ”
Is fear mór an phobail é Darren, le páistí óga aige féin, dúirt sé go nglacfadh se páirt don chraic . “ Is an-dheis é seo don phobal agus deas é a chur ar fáil. Beidh Imearlann againn as chomh maith!”
Is gach Céadaoin idir 8-9i.n. i dTigh Uí Mhuirithe a bheidh an Slimathon, €5 an babhta le oíche chláriúcháin ar an 12ú Deireadh Fómhair agus an chéad oíche ansan ar an 19ú ar feadh 10 seachtaine.
Tosnóidh an mhaidin siúlóide/reatha ar an gCoinigéar ar an 23ú Deireadh Fómhair ar a 9.30 r.n. ar feadh 9 seachtaine. Cosnóidh sé €2 gach babhta.
Beidh ceiliúradh don dá rud ar oíche dheireanach an ‘Slimathon’ ach ní gá duit an dá imeacht a dhéanamh nach an oiread. Leanaigí ‘Imearlann’ ar facebook.
Here is a community project of Jen Uí Dhuibhir, created while she took part in the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
It’s wonderful to see the encouragement for the ‘Imearlann’ by the Gaeltacht community, a project aimed at creating a playground in An Rinn. Not only is the spirit of support and unity alive and well but the people of this peninsula are up for having their health and wellbeing transformed in the coming months.
This Wednesday 12th, in Tigh Uí Mhuirithe, Heilbhic, a registration night takes place for the ‘Slimathon’, a 10 week, weight loss game which has been run very successfully with a few years for various causes and charities. In addition to the Slimathon there will be a Sunday walking/running league along the Cunnigar.
Darren Ó Droma, an Imearlann committee member and organiser of the event says “ Combining a weight-loss Slimathon and a walking/running league is a great structure for anyone who wants to make those subtle lifestyle changes that make a difference. Whether you’re a beginner walker or a competitive runner, already taking part in the Winter League, Sunday morning in the Cunnigar is for you” .
Darren, a passionate community man and parent of two young children also says that he’ll be taking part himself for the craic . “ It’s also an opportunity to contribute to the community, and to top it all off, we’ll raise funds for the Imearlann. Everyone wins”
Slimathon registration, Tigh Uí Mhuirithe, 8-9pm for 10 weeks with week 1 beginning on October 19th, €5 per night.
Sunday Walking/Running League for 9 weeks, week 1 beginning on October 23rd , €2 per morning.
A celebration night for both will take place on the final Slimathon evening . It’s not necessary to commit to both. You can follow ‘Imearlann’ on facebook.